Science and Religion in the Twenty-First Century

ISBN-10: 0334045940
ISBN-13: 9780334045946
Edition: 2013
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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd
Publication date: 1/31/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594

The so-called “new atheist” attacks on religion have provoked a renewed interest in the relationship between science and religion. Yet, there has been surprisingly little publically accessible informed discussion of the central issues at stake in the interface between the two. This book aims to fill this gap by providing a snapshot of what is really at stake in contemporary debates in science and religion. Old models of conflict between science and religion no longer hold; but neither do the alternative comprehensive models of independence, dialogue or integration. What emerges instead is a complex set of relations between science and religion in the twenty-first century. This book collects together the first ten in the revived series of The Boyle Lectures in science and religion (2004-2013) held at St Mary-le-Bow in the City. Delivered by leading scientists, theologians and philosophers, including John Polkinghorne, Jürgen Moltmann, Alan Torrance and Keith Ward, the lectures engage themes at the cutting-edge of contemporary science and religion debates, from evolution and emergence to cosmology and the psychology of religious beliefs.

Michael Byrne is lecturer in Scottish Gaelic, Department of Celtic, University of Glasgow.

Acknowledgements
Contributors
Preface
Foreword: The Boyle Lectureship and its Trustees - Then and Now
Introduction: Science and Religion in the Twenty-First Century
Darwin, Design and the Promise of Nature
Darwin's Compass: How Evolution Discovers the Song of Creation
The Emergence of Spirit: From Complexity to Anthropology to Theology?
Cosmology of Ultimate Concern
Psychologizing and Neurologizing about Religion: Facts, Fallacies and the Future
Misusing Darwin: The Materialist Conspiracy in Evolutionary Biology
The Legacy of Robert Boyle: Then and Now
Is the World Unfinished? On Interactions between Science and Theology in the Concepts of Nature, Time, and the Future
Christ and Evolution: A Drama of Wisdom?
Science and Religion in Dialogue
Bibliography of Works Cited
Index

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